The role of media in the agenda setting process of a security issue: the influence of media salience on the state response regarding European foreign fighters

by A.M. Groot

Institution: Leiden University
Year: 2015
Keywords: Media salience; Security issue; Agenda setting
Record ID: 1245663
Full text PDF: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/32869


This thesis focuses on the influence that media salience has on the state response towards foreign fighters. The agenda-setting function of the media is investigated in two case studies, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. The findings in this thesis indicate that often media salience and the state response co-vary, but that after peaks in media salience not always a stronger state response occurs and that not all increases in the state response occur after increased media salience.